A WordPress Subscriber: http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#Subscriber
A BuddyPress Member: http://codex.buddypress.org/getting-started/group-settings-and-roles/
How do the 2 compare/contrast?
The WP Codex doesn't mention BP roles.
The BP Codex doesn't specifically mention WP Subscribers.
The BP Codex (the way I read it) seems to imply that a WP Subscriber who joins a group gets turned into a BP Member.
Discerning between these 2 roles is important because of specifying new user registration level (should it be Subscriber or Member?) and for setting permissions on WPMU DEV plugin Settings pages.
Here's how I have one site setup:
-a plugin makes all new user registrations members of a specified single BP group (called "Everyone" or something)
-but all the new users are registered as Subscribers, not Members (probably due to my WP/BP Dashboard settings).
Please help me master the differences and proper settings. :slight_smile: